Michael Raven

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For the English author, see Michael Raven (author).
Michael Raven
Michael Raven at PSK 20060124 1.jpg
Born Michael Bryan[1]
1964
Spouse(s) Sydnee Steele (m. 1992; div. 2001), Julia Ann (m. 2003; div. 2007)[1]
No. of adult films 12 as actor (non-sex) & 132 as director (per IAFD)[2]

Michael Raven (born 1964) is an American pornographic film director. He is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.[3]

While he was working as a car salesman, Raven met Sydnee Steele to whom he sold a new Miata.[4] They married, finding a common interest in pornography and swinging, and moved to Los Angeles, California to turn their hobbies into careers.[4][5] Their marriage lasted for ten years.[6] He was married to pornographic actress Julia Ann, they divorced in 2007.[7] He has one brother, named Thomas Priest.[1]

Awards[edit]

  • 2000 XRCO Award - Best Director[8]
  • 2001 AVN Award - Best Editing, Film (Watchers) with Sammy Slater[9]
  • 2001 AVN Award - Best Screenplay, Film (Watchers) with George Kaplan[9]
  • 2003 AVN Award - Best Director, Video (Breathless)[9]
  • 2003 AVN Award - Best Screenplay, Film (Breathless) with Devan Sapphire[9]
  • 2004 AVN Award - Best Director, Video (Beautiful)[10]
  • 2004 AVN Award - Best Screenplay, Video (Beautiful)[10]
  • 2008 AVN Hall of Fame inductee[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Review, Cinema (December 2002), "ACR On-Set Special! Behind the Scenes with Wicked Pictures Latest Video Breathless!", Cinema Review, USA, pp. 20–21+24 
  2. ^ Michael Raven at the Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-14.
  3. ^ Jared Rutter (2008-01-12). "2008 AVN Award Winners Announced". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Naked Capitalists", Frank Rich, The New York Times, May 20, 2001. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  5. ^ "Sydnee Steele: Still Shy, But Definitely Wicked" Archived April 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Mike Ramone, AVN Insider, 2001-10-05. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  6. ^ "It's Sin City Night at The Tera Show" Archived June 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Tod Hunter, AVN Insider, 2002-03-13. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "BEST OF 1993-2002". Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". pp. (see 2001, 2003). Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  10. ^ a b "AVN Award Winners". Adult Video News. 2004-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  11. ^ Jared Rutter (2008-01-12). "2008 AVN Award Winners Announced". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 

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